A first-year student at Robert Gordon University has become the latest person to benefit from a scholarship funded by chartered accountancy and business advisory firm Anderson Anderson Brown LLP (AAB).
This year’s scholarship has been awarded to Klaudia Karczewska who joined RGU from St Machar Academy after taking part in an Access to RGU programme.
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In addition to financial support, the scholarship offers a paid placement and the support of a dedicated professional mentor.
Through the Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative (AABi), she will be mentored by Frazer Nicol, corporate tax manager at AAB, who graduated from RGU in 2012 with a first class degree in accounting and finance.
Mr Nicol said: “I am really looking forward to mentoring our scholarship student to support her exciting journey through university and it will be such a pleasure to watch her grow and develop her experience through her placement year with the firm.
“I am delighted to be approached to be part of the programme being an RGU alumnus myself, and having completed my third year placement with the firm, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to give something back.”
In addition to the scholarship, AAB offers placements to 10 RGU students every year, which feeds into the company’s recruitment programme.
Sarah Dingwall, development manager at the RGU Foundation, said: “We are delighted and grateful that AAB has decided to support access scholarships at RGU.
“Their support recognises academic achievement, raises aspirations, and encourages potential in students who otherwise may not be able to benefit from a university education.”